CHICAGO — Chicago Fire Dept officials are now admitting that a former top official was driving under the influence of alcohol in a crash earlier this week.
Early yesterday morning, he was driving a city vehicle when he hit a light pole on LaSalle Street, just off Lake Shore Drive.
The fire department says he was operating that vehicle in violation of department policy.
In a statement tonight, the department says a breathalyzer test shows McNicholas was under the influence at the time of the crash.
He was cited for negligent driving, not DUI.
The crash is still under investigation.